My name is Kerry Gardanier. I have spent most of my professional life in the business retail world building a little website called macys.com. But most recently, I have been home with my three girls and amazing husband. My youngest is severely dyslexic which brought me to this school. In an effort to support her, I took the Slingerland training courses and excelled in teaching and understanding the method. I have since taken both courses and I am now the Slingerland Coordinator here at Livermore Valley Academy. Last year I taught children in 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th grades. I have come to see the power and conventional wisdom in teaching in a multisensory, explicit, systematic and sequential way to children with specific learning disabilities. It is truly miraculous and empowering to watch the lives of these children changing for the better!
In my spare time, I love to be with my family at the beach, on the lake, in the mountains skiing or soccer parks. When I get really lucky I can sneak in some quilting or sewing (which is pretty rare these days!).
Ms. Taylor has been teaching for 23 years and comes from a long line of teachers in her family. She has been Slingerland teacher since 2014. She is the parent of a son with dyslexia. It is through seeking out treatment for his learning needs that led her to her greatest passion: working with these amazing students! Please feel free to email her with any questions, concerns, or a friendly greeting, as she is always available to offer support. She can be reached at email@example.com.